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Author: Anna Południkiewicz   |   Pages: 529–535



The three pieces of imported luxury tableware found in Polish-Egyptian excavations in Tell Atrib in the Nile Delta represent a highly valued ceramics in antiquity, called ‘Gnathia’ ware in archaeological literature. These black-glazed vessels with overpainted decoration come in a variety of shapes, one of which is the lekane, a broad shallow bowl with outturned rim and two horizontal, arched handles, attached under the rim. The paper discusses three different lekane from the excavations as a preview of the whole assemblage of ‘Gnathia’ ware vessels from ancient Athribis.



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